Convention and Expo Focus on Hunger

Canned Food Drive

One in six Americans suffers from food insecurity each year. FFA is on a mission to change that statistic.

Since starting their national initiative, Feeding the World – Starting at Home last year, FFA is continuing to educate students and community members on the issues surrounding hunger and what we can do to stop the epidemic at home. The initiative provides education for students and teachers, and gives FFA members opportunities and resources they need to apply their newfound knowledge to help fight hunger.

This year’s national FFA convention and expo will address the issue of hunger with an interactive exhibit where members can assume the identity and experience life as a hungry person.

“It’s key for FFA members to be engaged and inspired to take action in the hunger fight,” says Marilyn Ross, program director for Global and Hunger Initiatives.

With FFA members fighting for a change, a difference can be made to help the hungry.

The Feeding the World – Starting at Home initiative is sponsored by Cargill, Farmers Feeding the World, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Land O’Lakes Inc., Nationwide Insurance Company, RAM Trucks and Tractor Supply Company.